Have you ever heard of Sir Edward Burne-Jones? He was an English artist in late 1800s, and very closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelites. He was deeply moved by poems of his contemporaries, which inspired many of his paintings—including The Legend of Briar Rose, which depicts moments from the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. His work featured tons of texture and brilliant color palettes and was so striking that Splendid Events + photographer Sotiris Tsakanikas knew they had to create something from it!
Melanie at Splendid Events tells us: To stage our editorial, we chose a private estate in delightful Delikipos, a sixteenth-century village near Larnaka, Cyprus, steeped in post-Medieval beauty and local lore. Our wish was to blend elements from the artist’s paintings to recreate a dazzling vision, the ethereal form of a gown, the distinctive, sometimes jewel-like color in the blaze of gold in the tapestry and tablescape.
Prepare to fall under this editorial’s spell…
No Briar Rose/Sleeping Beauty-inspired styling would be complete without a mixture of blush and blue, now would it? Letterpressed crafted this elegant invitation suite and we simply adore the luxe touches of gold.
Have you ever seen such a pretty cake? From the subtle marbling of the pink to all the textured florals, Annie Ioannides created a true masterpiece!
The Gown Straight From a Fairy Tale
It Was All About Dusty Rose + Blue Hues for the Tablescape
From the rustic chairs to the dusty rose tablecloth to all those blue candles and the luxe settings…we aren’t sure what we love the most!
The tablescape ran between two beautiful olive trees, and the team styled it as an ‘S’ (for Sleeping Beauty—so clever!). The table was replete with pieces form Mint Event Finds: vintage candlesticks, luxe gold-rimmed dinner plates, black and white porcelain dishes, and rustic tapestry napkins.
For the florals, it was all about creating something whimsical and wild, while keeping the colors in those gorgeous blush and blue hues. Splendid Events played with anemones, vanda orchids, ranunculus, garden roses, clematis and anigozanthos for these darling displays.
Once upon a dream…
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How charming was that?! A huge thank you to the talented team of creatives for bring this fairy tale to life.
photography: Sotiris Tsakanikas // venue name: Delikipos, Cyprus // planning: Splendid Events // florals: Splendid Events // wedding dress: Alessandra Rinaudo // wedding dress boutique: Gala Montenapoleone // hairpiece: Alessandra Avallone // bride's shoes: Jimmy Choo // bride's ring: Kings Jewellers // hair stylist: Nelli // makeup artist: Nelli // paper goods: Letterpressed // calligraphy: Nadia Hernandez // cake: Annie Ioannides // tabletop rentals: Mint Event Finds // models: Elena Vasiliou // lighting: Christos Soleas // editor + creative direction: Sotiria Lepida